The Dayton Art Institute has announced plans to partner with Ohio company AVI Foodsystems, Inc. to bring a new dining concept to Leo Bistro at the museum. The Bistro is set to reopen on Wednesday, July 11.
“After reviewing a number of options, we are excited to partner with AVI Foodsystems, Inc. as Leo Bistro’s new manager, offering a new model that will best meet the needs of museum guests and the downtown community,” said The Dayton Art Institute’s Director & CEO Michael R. Roediger. “Beginning July 11, Leo Bistro will be open during all regular museum hours, offering a variety of fresh food and drink options.”
Leo Bistro will feature a fast casual concept, serving freshly made Boar’s Head deli sandwiches, soups, and bakery items from Boosalis Bakery of Centerville, as well as proudly serving hand-crafted Starbucks coffees, other specialty beverages, and a selection of beers and wines. Leo Bistro’s new selections and extended hours are being added to better respond to customer feedback and interest. Museum members will continue to receive a discount on purchases at Leo Bistro.
AVI Foodsystems, Inc., based in Warren, Ohio, is America’s largest, family-owned and operated food and hospitality provider, serving clients in the business, education, healthcare and leisure sectors. Celebrating nearly 60 years of continued success, AVI continues to grow and expand into new geographic markets and business segments.
“Thank you to everyone for your patience during this transition,” added Roediger. “We hope you will visit for lunch, a snack, or a cup of coffee, and that you will meet friends and business colleagues often at Leo Bistro.”
According to the DAI, “each month there will be 1 or 2 featured sandwiches using that month’s featured meat. For the month of July the featured meat will Bourbon Ridge Ham, and we should have more info on the sandwiches and upcoming features in the next few days.”
On an ongoing basis some of the featured sandwiches and salads may be:
- The Tuscan Sandwich (rosemary sundried tomato ham, sundried tomatoes, asiago cheese, lettuce,)
- Authentic Italian (genoa salami, pepperoni, provolone, ham, sundried tomatoes, lettuce)
- Ovengold Turkey (turkey, imported swiss, lettuce)
- The Rodeo (London broil roast beef, Vermont cheddar, lettuce, onion, horseradish sauce)
- Turkey Cobb Salad
- Chef Salad
- Chicken Caesar Salad
For more information about The Dayton Art Institute and Leo Bistro, please visit the museum’s website at www.daytonartinstitute.org or call 937-223-4ART (4278).